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  1. Expand CSOM code

    Expand CSOM code base so that SharePoint Online users are able to write the same code as on prem users.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your input, but since this is too generic statement, item is closed. We are evolving CSOM based on the specific requests and scenarios provided from customers and partners. We are releasing new version of CSOM NuGet packages on monthly basis for SharePoint Online and keep on adding missing scenarios as part of the releases.

    Server side object model for SharePoint is massive and there are numerous areas which provide APIs in the farm level. Since CSOM is also used in SharePoint Online, we cannot provide this level of API reach with the CSOM side.

    We are addressing gaps in the site and site collection level APIs based on your input, so would suggest to provide input on missing capabilities and to include also the actual business scenario why the API is needed. This helps on prioritizing these requests in the future.

  2. Deploy Radzen

    Is it posible to deploy to Sharepoint a http://www.radzen.com/ app likewise lightswitch used to? Radzen is a rapid application development solution for Angular 2.

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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Share the code for the OOB modern Webparts

    Please can you share the code for all the OOB webparts on the github SPFX repo?
    Developers can then use these as examples of the methodology and improve upon them. An important factor would be related to presentation as those not familiar with react have to understand how this works.

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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now.

    We do however review and provide input on the SharePoint PnP / Dev community activities and we do suggest on having a look on the activities and open-source projects on this side. See http://aka.ms/sppnp

    We are not right now at least planning to share our code as such but will be using SP PnP as a channel to provide patterns and practices for developer activities.

  4. Need expansion of the number of characters that can be used in a REST Call from SharePoint Designer Call Action

    The number of characters available before the REST Call returns BadRequest is much too low. This is especially true when using SharePoint Designer Call action to copy a document from one library to another. Another option would be to configure the call for copyTo to use parameters so that the entire call is not required to be in one URL, instead the parameters could be added to a the parameter dictionary

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  5. nothing

    Update framework

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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not detailed enough for us to perform any action actions.

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    1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Closing as this is not an enhancement. It’s a potential issue in existing capability and reporting these in UserVoice is not the right way to get things sorted out.

  7. Need a telephone number to learn how to repair smoke alarm

    Need telephone number to Kidde for troubleshooting smoke alarm.

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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. A30357714

    A30357714

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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Combining different extension Types

    Right now SharePoint Framework Extensions support three different types of extensions: ApplicationCustomizers, FieldCustomizers and CommandSets . Can we combine two extensions under one project. Example: Based on selected List items in the list, do some customization in the header bar using Application Customizer. Please suggest.

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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is absolutely supported and you can have as many extensions or web parts in single solution talking between each other. There are numerous options for the components to communicate with each other. One of such options is demonstrated in following sample in SharePoint GitHub – https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts/tree/master/samples/react-rxjs-event-emitter. Since this is not really a new feature request, we will close the issue. Would suggest having questions and discussions in StackExchange, GitHub or in SP Tech Community.

  10. SharePoint APP with C#

    Make it possible to dev SharePoint Hosted Apps with C# (csom) just like JS.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. Using C# based customizations in SharePoint Online in safe way was possible in isolated scenarios with Sandbox solutions, but this capability has been removed. SharePoint hosted apps are hosted in the SharePoint and there’s no way to provide code level isolation which would be required for these scenarios.

  11. I would like to embed an unsecure site page in my Sharepoint page

    I would like to embed an unsecure site page in my Sharepoint page

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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now.

    This is actually a security feature in the browsers which are blocking mixing https and http requests on the same page and we cannot solve that for you in SharePoint side.

  12. Scrap "client side web parts". You can do all this with normal javascript so why complicate it?

    Scrap client side web parts are just HTML and JavaScript but require the developer to install configure and use a whole suite of old hat wannabe command line software. This is a step back to the ancient art of command line cryptic development. Really, even notepad more advance then this.

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    We do acknowledge that moving from classic JavaScript development to more structural industry standard patterns require some changes in your development process, but we absolutely want to standardize and move SharePoint development models aligned with what other platforms do. This changes might feel huge and even step backward, but it’s highly beneficial for the larger customizations. With the SPFx and client-side web parts you also get centralized control and governance, which is not there with random embedded JavaScript models like with Script Editor web part. We absolutely understand your feedback, but looking into adoption numbers (metrics of usage) of the SPFx, there’s really no reasons for us to turn back from this journey which we started a few years back.

  13. NAPA supporting ECMAScript 2015 or Typescript for both on- and off-premise programming of event receivers

    Present programming of Remote Event Receivers is complicated and limited so farm deployed server-side Event receivers are used. Support of ECMAScript 2015 or Typescript is needed in a simple freestanding tool (NAPA?) for both on- and off-premise installations.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. NAPA service is no longer supported and the models are moving more towards scenarios with web hooks and Azure functions.

  14. SharePoint Hosted APP with Code behind

    Allow SharePoint hosted APP to use code behind, keeping the same separation as provider hosted app (separated pool or some docker-like experience)

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now

  15. Worklflow 2013 should have MORE functionality than WF 2010

    8pproval Workflow functionality is limited. A ItemModertorStusChanged event reciver is missing. WF 2010 has more functionality and hence used instead of WF2013. Even with WF2010 it is tricky to get appovers names and dates into library columns. SharePoint Designer 2013 is unstable and may corrupt the system!

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. In SharePoint Online we are gradually moving towards Flow from the classic workflow scenarios. In on-premises workflow is absolutely supported and there should not be any corrupt issues. If that would be the case, it would be rather a bug than a new feature. We do understand the importance of the business processes support and are looking to further invest in this area also in future, but not using the classic concepts.

  16. It should be possible to "save teamsite as a template"

    To save a site as a template used to be so easy! But now you need to be a developer to do this for modern teamsites or communication sites! Why??

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    0 comments  ·  Site Scripts & Site Designs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now.

    Classic save site as a template capability was designed in away which is no longer valid implementation style in the cloud.

    We are in a journey with the Site Designs and Site Scripts potentially provide end user driven export capabilities, which could be used to achieve similar outcome, but we are not planning to provide classic “Save site as a template” capability in the modern SharePoint sites.

  17. SharePoint 2016 certification

    Please organize more competitions like #KnowItProveIt and improve certifications learning material availability. Waiting for 2016 certification launch.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we can act from this system. Your feedback is though noted and bypassed to marketing for possible future competitions.

  18. List-Library Settings Access via CSOM

    Provide extra capabilities to deal with SharePoint List settings using CSOM.

    Currently some of the properties of List are not accessible using CSOM.

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    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, we need to have more specific requests around what’s needed. We would appreciate more specific properties which you need so that we can evaluate exposure of them one-by-one. Thx.

  19. Use Vue.js instead of standard rendering

    It would be great to be able to (easily) use something like Vue.js instead of hacking around with XSL or rearranging forms with jquery on PreRender() etc. This would be great for Views too.

    Something like Vue.js would also be relatively comprehensible for power business users, not just developers. It could be abstracted too, to make it even easier.

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not precisely something we’re planning to do right now. That refers more specifically on the vue.js usage. You can though use any JavaScript framework in SharePoint Framework implementation. We are looking to enable more flexibility on the list and library templating in future though.

  20. Not intuitive AT ALL. WHy so many steps to publish!?!!!

    Scrap the whole program and think through how to set up the functionality of Sharepoint. All I'm trying to do us publish my site and it is unnecessarily complicated. Nothing is intuitive, would take a month to tell you everything. Scrap all the code and rebuild the entire program from scratch...so it makes sense. Remove all of the "Overthinkers" from program engineering staff (have them work on something else). To many redundant, over thought out processes that make simple processes too complicated. I feel like I am forced to look through 10 drawers of beautifully detailed knives and I desperately…

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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, there was no concrete or actionable input on this one.

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